AIHce Expo 2023
May 22-24, 2023 | Phoenix
Visit our booth #1009 to learn how VelocityEHS can help you advance your company’s worker health and safety. Be sure to attend our sessions, listed below, to learn from our industry leading experts.Learn More
How to Build and Maintain an Effective IH Program
Date and Time: Monday, May 22, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Dave Risi, Principal Solutions Strategist and Kristi Hames, Senior Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS
Description: The goal of this session is to breakdown the IH black box into a simple process that any EHS professional can use. The IH Program Cycle was developed to simplify and streamline the development and management of an IH program. Using software to effectively implement the 7-step process will be discussed, along with real-world examples of how it can be applied and maintained in industry. We will incorporate the live polls to get audience feedback and provide additional value to attendees.
How to Build an Effective Ergonomics Process
Date and Time: Monday, May 22, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Presenter: Kristi Hames, Senior Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS
Description: The goal of this session is to provide ergonomics process owners with methods to establish their process roadmap and continually monitor its progress and successes. The methodologies presented are based on ISO 45001 and the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle of continuous improvement. This session will cover: 1) the key elements of a written ergonomics plan, 2) considerations for establishing an ergonomics team, 3) activities that process owners can perform to enhance stakeholder alignment, and 4) how to select metrics that are aligned with your company’s process maturity and stakeholder objectives.
The Current and Future Economic Burden of Climate Change on Worker Health Impacts
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 23, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Blake McGowan, Director of Research, VelocityEHS
Description: The impacts of climate change (e.g., rising global temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions), pose severe risks to the future of our society and the ecosystem. Yet, the risks of climate change on worker health and economic burden are often overlooked and underappreciated. Workers exposed to hot environments may be at risk of heat stress, resulting in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat stress can also increase injury risk in workers due to sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses or dizziness. The economic burden associated with lost work time from altered work/rest schedules due to occupational heat exposure is estimated to about U.S. $218 billion annually, or 0.5% of global GDP. As hot days are projected to increase in duration, frequency and intensity, the economic burden is expected to rise to an estimate at U.S. $2.5 trillion by 2030 or 1.2% of global GDP. Rising global temperatures, left unchecked, will reduce the global GDP 2.84% to 3.94% (similar to the economic burden of the COVID-19 pandemic). For every 1°C increase in global temperature, the global GDP will drop by 0.63% to 0.94%.
Physical Demands Analysis and Return to Work Aspects of Your Health and Safety Programs
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Rick Barker, Principal Solutions Strategist VelocityEHS
Description: With the cost of musculoskeletal disorders rising, measures that focus on mitigating these costs are more important than ever. In controlling indirect and direct costs, metrics that provide high value for employers include: a) numbers and types of injuries, b) time away from work, c) lost productivity, and d) time to recovery from an injury. Tools and programs such as Physical Demands Analyses (PDAs) and Return to Work (RtW) allows employers: 1) to better track such metrics, 2) improve worker health and safety programs, and 3) achieve huge cost savings. This presentation will focus on defining both PDAs and RtW as well as providing examples and case studies for each. Highlights will be placed on explaining their importance along with common ways they are used and applied.
How AI, ML and Big Data Can Apply to the Profession
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Presenter: Dave Risi, Principal Solutions Strategist, VelocityEHS
Description: Big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are all the craze these days. The benefits of these new technologies have been widely demonstrated, and they’re being implemented in a variety of industries and professions around the world. This session will focus on understanding these technologies by providing examples of how these technologies are being developed and utilized. During this session, participants will learn: 1) the important role they play in implementing these technologies, 2) the current limitations of these tools, 3) processes to follow to ensure success, and 4) effective methods to communicate project goals, activities, and the value to the organization as a whole.Learn More